Santa Monica, CA (September 27, 2016)—MusiCares, in partnership with the AES and The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, will be hosting free hearing screenings during the Los Angeles AES Convention.
A Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation-certified (CAOHC) audiometric technician, using the latest calibrated equipment, will evaluate the hearing of attendees, with test results reviewed on site by certified audiologists. This opportunity, available will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from Thursday through Saturday, 10am until 4pm.
Interested individuals will be asked to complete a brief, one-page form for MusiCares. The hearing test van, staffed with professional audiologists, will be located at the rear of the exhibition hall between the Project Studio Expo and Live Sound Expo.
This free hearing test opportunity at AES is a result of The Recording Academy's Grammy Hearing Health Initiative, which is a partnership between the P&E Wing and MusiCares designed to maximize efforts to educate about hearing health and best practices for hearing conservation. This initiative has been propelled by recent studies demonstrating the large number of teenagers at risk of hearing loss from how loud they've been listening to music over the last 15 years.
Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing